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Casa de Coco Conservation Project

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Come stay on an island where the jungle meets a sea turtle nesting beach! ALL meals are included and you will enjoy a very authentic Costa Rican experience. We are a very remote, organic, off-grid, volun-tourism project-- so we hope your experience will be as rewarding as it is unique. Unfortunately, we just had a fire so we are under construction-- but you can help us to rebuild! In the meantime we have a beautiful 9 person tent you can stay in and beach camping never looked so good!

Le logement
This very remote location is a naturalist's paradise! We are located right on the beach! Be prepared to wake up to the monkeys howling, and seeing sloths, iguanas, toucans and a multitudes of other flora and fauna. Most mornings you can even see dolphins in our front yard--in the Caribbean sea! 

We are called the Casa de Coco (house of coconut) because our original cabin was handmade by Gaby and myself from the wood of the coconut tree. The structure was secure but open-aired--no glass on the windows. We often had hummingbirds, butterflies and birds fly right through the cabin when the shutters were open! Our goal is to rebuild a very similar structure.

We are off-grid so we do not have electricity or running water--but a fresh water well is located on the property. The  kitchen is outside and open aired, and we cook with fire. We currently have one compostable bathroom on the property.
 
Our property is located on a very remote island so getting here can be a bit of a challenge, but it will be well worth it!    We will be here to help every step of the way. Plan on traveling to the nearest town (Bataan) and we can meet you there or we even offer a private pick-up at the airport!

Accès des voyageurs
This unique island location has no hotels, restaurants, stores, or cars, however the Casa de Coco has one of the best cooks on the island and we provide 3 authentic Costa Rican meals a day, and an afternoon coffee break! The basic Costa Rican diet is rice, beans, and vegetables (organic, vegetarian, vegan, non-GMO, Fair Trade, gluten and MSG free). We can accommodate most diets.

You have complete access to the tent, the outdoor kitchen, and bathroom, and of course full access to the beach and island!

Autres remarques
We are a voluntourism project and your stay will be most rewarding when participating! We'd like your help with preparing meals, collecting firewood, and general cleaning and maintenance of the beach, bunk house, property and community.

If you want to volunteer with the turtles, you will be provided with all training. You can do as many or as few turtle patrols as you'd like. The charge is $10/ patrol and all the money goes to a local conservation camp. We provide optional "Casa de Coco Rustico" tours ($10 each with additional charges for bait, boat rental, transportation costs and tips). These include fishing tours and rainforest / banana plantation hikes.

We are very remote, so transportation to the island can be tricky. Budget for $65-$75 total expense round trip for transportation from Bataan to the island (often it is less especially if divided among more than one person). This includes the bus/taxi and the scenic boat ride down the Pacuare river to the mouth of the Caribbean sea. There are more details about transportation in the location/directions part of the site.

We recommend leaving your electronics at home, but if you can’t, we recommend bringing an external battery pack. We do not have any electricity but we have a small solar panel for an emergency phone current and for a small fee you can pay a local to charge your other electronics. Minimal wireless internet is available on the beach, but be sure to check with your phone provider beforehand.

Bringing some items will greatly enhance your stay, such as:
1. head lamp
2. rubber boots
3. towel and pillow
4. rain Poncho
5. bug spray (organic is preferred).

Hats and sun resistant clothing are preferred instead of sunscreen (these chemicals kill the plankton and harm the wildlife). Quick dry clothes and flip flops for the beach are great, and good walking shoes that can get wet for patrols are recommended.

The wildlife viewing here is amazing and it happens year round, however if your entire goal is to see a sea turtle, then the best time is March-June and you should plan on staying at least 1+ weeks. Viewing critically endangered species is a rare and wonderful opportunity-- but is also highly unpredictable! We cannot guarantee that you will see these majestic creatures but we will certainly help you to increase your odds.
Come stay on an island where the jungle meets a sea turtle nesting beach! ALL meals are included and you will enjoy a very authentic Costa Rican experience. We are a very remote, organic, off-grid, volun-tourism project-- so we hope your experience will be as rewarding as it is unique. Unfortunately, we just had a fire so we are under construction-- but you can help us to rebuild! In the meantime we have a beautifu…

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There are about 30 locals who live on the island, and there are no other hotels, restaurants, stores or cars on the island. Your stay with us helps to provide economic sustainability for the locals, and 10-15% of your stay costs will be paid to the locals for working in the project. This helps to save the turtles by providing alternative incomes to the locals so they do not need to poach the turtles for their livelihoods.

The community is very poor and if you are able to bringing a few donations it will greatly enhance the lives of the people living here, such as first aid supplies (single use cold packs, alcohol swabs, antibiotic creams, bandages etc.), gumbo boots, school supplies for the local school including books, and chocolates are always greatly appreciated :)

Our guests are the most important factor in our sea turtle conservation efforts and we are very grateful for your support for both our project and our neighborhood!
There are about 30 locals who live on the island, and there are no other hotels, restaurants, stores or cars on the island. Your stay with us helps to provide economic sustainability for the locals, and 10-15…

Proposé par Sherri

Membre depuis février 2015
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My spouse Gaby and I are very passionate about the environment and social justice. We live minimally and organically without electricity because we are located on a prime nesting beach for critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles. Our lifestyle is deliberate so that we may do all that we can to help these majestic creatures. Too much artificial light discourages the nesting mamas and confuses the hatchlings from returning to the ocean. Our dream is to have a conservation project-- not just for sea turtles but also for all the animals that we share our planet with. In order to do this we must help the local inhabitants with alternative sustainable income so they no longer need to poach the turtles. By choosing to come here you will help to save the sea turtles by providing a source of income for the locals, and by learning what you can do to help save the turtles. In the future we hope to expand to home-stays where you stay with all the locals on the island and all the money goes directly to them. We are in a unique position to offer both volun-tourism and vacation experiences. You can customize your stay-- anywhere from helping us to improve and construct the project to just relaxing in a hammock on the beach! We would be very grateful for your visit and would enjoy sharing our passions with you! Thank you for saving the turtles! Sherri
My spouse Gaby and I are very passionate about the environment and social justice. We live minimally and organically without electricity because we are located on a prime nesting b…
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You will stay on our property with us, so there is onsite management 24/7. You can even learn how to prepare local Caribbean cuisine. We look forward to meeting and talking with you!

You will experience a very unique home-stay program with a Costa Rican and American couple, where both Spanish and English are spoken fluently (December-June).

We are here to guide you though this experience. We are here to instruct, teach and help you learn about our community and the threats of the turtles and how your stay will help to save this critically endangered Leatherback sea turtle. We also give you free time to explore on your own.
You will stay on our property with us, so there is onsite management 24/7. You can even learn how to prepare local Caribbean cuisine. We look forward to meeting and talking with y…
  • Langues: English, Español
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Départ : 17:00
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